Source: Der Krieg, 9 (1917): 141.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

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  • German military authorities issued special prison money to POW's which could be used to purchase goods in the prison canteen. This is an example of a one-Pfennig bill from the Oberhofen prison camp. Special prison currency helped reduce opportunities for prisoners to bride German guards or to support their escape efforts because this currency was not valid outside of the facility. Source: Der Krieg, 9 (1917): 141.